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post #16 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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I love the idea, can't wait to see it progress. I think a large school of angel fish in this would look amazing.
not the first time it's happened, but I am planning on getting white koi angels. not koi fish so we're both on the same page re: school of angels


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love this, but as hubby pointed out...the wire in the back is annoying and draws attention. thought about a background? spray paint cardboard or something?

other than mosses idk a carpet plant that would grow in low light though
agree re: the light cable, but that's cuz my timer isn't here yet. should arrive today for me to finalize the lighting...going to either tape or clip the cable so it runs along the back right corner so it's out of sight. I am trying to avoid a background because I like the white/light minimalistic look of it all right now.

while my lights are just 2x 32w T8's, it seems a lot bright because of 1) the white walls, 2) light colored sand, both of which serve as light reflectors. putting up a background is going to block off a lot of bounced lighting.

i'm leaning towards no carpet at all now and transplanting all of my lotus plants from my 56G over. I might plant some 'green' plants in the black ecco-complete area though. still mulling that over.

my guy with white koi angels is OOS right now, so i'll probably end up getting marbled koi from him - these guys. gonna get 7 overall, but am probably going to get them from 2 different sources to mix bloodlines.
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Hey zenche, I saw this nano tank and thought that you might gain some inspiration.

http://tankscape.blogspot.com/2010/1...peace-and.html
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Hey zenche, I saw this nano tank and thought that you might gain some inspiration.

http://tankscape.blogspot.com/2010/1...peace-and.html
haha, i actually tried something similar to that in my 56G tall when I first got the tank. I bought a bunch of 'lucky' bamboo to do it, but I scrapped it eventually - it works if you keep it immersed, but I wanted it submersed. Good thing I've a Chinatown close by, so the lucky bamboo was priced reasonably, unlike at petstores.
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though now i kinda of want a buddha for this 75g....
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post #20 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 09:01 PM
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That looks amazing, can't wait to see it done.
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post #21 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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moved over 3 of my tiger lotus' (one green, two red (mother + runner)). also put in a guppy and two endlers to help cycle.



also adding a closeup of the wood right now. weird white wispy stuff around nearly all of them. quick search here shows that this is normal the first time you immerse wood. should go away in a couple weeks.

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FISH!!!! got 8 koi angels today. made a 2 hour RT drive to pick them up from a Illinois breeder. his basement has 1700 gallons or so I'd guess. 95% of that volume was for angels...if i had more room...man. picked them up for $10 per, which was a little higher than I woulda liked but I don't mind supporting the local fish biz he also gave me 4 little baby plecos. also moved my 1 white koi angel + 2 ghost blushers from the 56G too.

also added 3 floating riccia patches and a koralia 2 from the S&S. the koralia 2 annoys me...either gonna move it elsewhere or take it out completely i think. moved over my last tiger lotus from the 56G into this tank, and will have 8 more bulbs coming richardgordon in the next week.

coming together nicely imo.

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Is that the Riccia you got from me, if so I hope all went well and it looks nice and green from here. I like your tank and it looks really clean with a little different take using the white branches paired with the white sand and Koi Angels, nice work!!!

What did you do with the Plecos? That's a pretty nice gift if they were free!
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looks awesome!

i myself am very fond of koi angels.. here is my male

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150 - yup, your riccia they're doing great in my tank. i like the touch of green that they add. and the plecos are in there too. just harder to see cuz they're small and thus far have stuck to the ecco-complete/rocks.

nice koi semper! i like how your male has color in his top veil too, very neat! how do you sex your angels? i only wish mine were veiled too

glad you like the tank cableguy

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i actually got lucky with this guy. i had another angel in my tank and when i put him in they got paired up lol. they ALWAYS lay eggs in my tank
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lol, lucky you!

have you tried raising the fry? trying to decide if i'd like to try my hand at it or not. mostly concerned cuz then this would mean yet another tank, for which i don't have space for. I suppose I could try raising a few in my empty eclipse 12G, though I had planned on selling it.
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wow this is simply awesome!!!

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